Steem is a Men's world!

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I sometimes feel wonder by seeing how small the number of females in Steem compared to other social media. I don’t have any accurate data about the male-female proportion or don't have any idea if there any. You can let me know if you know that.

If you see the top Steemians you will understand the truth. But, yeah there are different profound steemians, some community leaders who are female. And some of them are rocking the platform. But, when it comes to common users like me, I can see only a few female faces in Steem world. Which is very unfortunate. You may argue that 'the world is dominated by men so why not steem'? My point is, if females are dominating other social media then why not Steem?

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I know people even don't know about Steem that much. Maybe that's why. Or maybe as females are not that much into financial things, that's why. But the second one is hard to believe.

Then why?

I don't know if my prediction is true or if you consider this as a prediction or not. But I think every female doesn't have an interest in content-based social media. Rather they have more interests in the photo or video-based social media. I don't know how you gonna react to it. Because I can't present any data or can't give validation to it. But this is what I have experienced while calling my female friend to join Steem!

They don't seem interested to go through 'hard to read' (yeah, I got this from them) contents to get some small rewards. Rather it's more preferable to be in other social media with comfortable people around to exchange appreciation.

I totally understand I should not compare Steem to other social media. But you know, sometimes I feel like, Why shouldn't I?

Steem is expanding and I can see a very bring future of it. So, considering it a social media is totally okay for me. Moreover, we can get a little money for what we do here.

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And if you talk about the diversity of content in Steem; there's a lot actually. You can share your lifestyle, your philosophy, photography to whatever you want. There are also different dapps which are adding much value to this platform. And I hope that in the upcoming days the scenario will be a lot different.

Actually this topic came to mind as I'm a female and I have faced some awkward situation for this. My Steem name is a little wider so people usually guess me as a male (in this male world) and treat me like that way.

Call your female friends to join steem. Let's expand this Steem world and make a good habitat for females.

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UGH male arrogance. It's not just Steemit. It is anything digital. It is assumed that the other person is male. As I have been told "didn't want to insult you, by calling you a girl." No you just insult me by assuming I'm a guy.

Not sure there is anyway around this without creating a 'girly' name. In games it doesn't matter at all.

I do interact with more female then males on Steemit though. I think that's one thing I like about it. To me there seems to be more females, but that could be due to the circles I run in.

I know there's nothing to do with the proportion of male and female in steemit. But my point was as women are more dominating in other social media, then why not in steemit. Maybe because of 'so many things'. I don't include any account which have 'unisex' name. But I mostly interact with males. Maybe that's why got this in my mind.
Sorry for the late reply. And thanks for sharing your thoughts! @tryskele

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I have actually been asked, "Why are you here?" by some men who think the blockchain is only for men. It is so strange, that attitude!

@thekittygirl you said my words, girl. That's what it is. People asks, how do I find steemit? Who thought me crypto. Like seriously?
And um blessed that I find PHC where I meet most of the amazing woman.
Thanks for sharing your thought!

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The name is always confusing.
But with the girl on gown in her icon. You can identify is a she.

Maybe or maybe not. Without all the confusing names, I can see more men's faces. There's no way more women are hiding behind those confusing names! 😅
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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it is very difficult to know if there are more women than men or not in steem because the majority of us use username which are not our real names and our profiles very often represent what we wants to share that has nothing to do with our sexual identity

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Yeah, I understand that. But I only counting on the people I know are man or woman. And I personally didn't come across many women. Maybe it's my bad or maybe they are less in number.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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I would call 50/50 on this one, hidden behind a name are some exceptionally talented woman as well as men.

As for financial side of life, woman run a home, they know how to work with money, you won't get food on the table without some smart lady normally budgeting in the background.

Spending time reading content, well I think both genders enjoy reading topics they enjoy. Will be interesting to know the outcome if you ever tackle the stats.

I'm a woman and there is no way I meant by my words that woman are not good at 'money’. But they sure are lagging behind earning it through online or have little knowledge about crypto, as I personally find it in my society.

As I'm part of different community and steemit groups, I personally don't come across lot of women. And when it comes to different dapps or tags, the proportion make me wonder. Like dlike, sportstalk, actifit or appics. As women are dominating in other social media they can easily use micro content creation sites in steemit. But I understand people don't know much about Steem, maybe that's why.
I know some don't want to reveal them but I counted on only who do do so.
It would be a great experience to see how women dominates in this crypto world too. We should try to convince other women to join Steem. But to be honest, I have tried but they don't seem interested as it's complicated to understand and doesn't look exiting in regards of content or rewards.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts !!@joanstewart 😊😊

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Perhaps women don't go out promoting at the top of their voice, taking a quieter stance of working quietly in the background, perhaps as a gender we need to learn to be a lot more vocal.

I am with you girl ! And the ladies that are here RULE BIG TIME they do goooooddddd

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That is an interesting observation. I've not thought about it a whole lot since I think I interact with a pretty equal proportion of men and women on the blockchain. Perhaps it is more because I focus a lot on food in my blogging and the content I consume? Maybe there is a larger percentage of women in that sphere. I can definitely attest to some of what @fionasfavourites commented on in that I am not very tech-savvy. So I might not have made it on here without my boyfriend nudging me because I didn't understand crypto at all. Not sure if that might be part of why there seems to be more men. Definitely food for thought.

That is my sense, too, @plantstoplanks: I interact with as many men as I do women. In my case I think it has to do with my eclectic range of interests that are sometimes reflected in my writing, but which means that I follow and engage with an equally wide range of people on the platform.

That said, from a social and demographic point of view, it's an interesting question. As is the age profile of Steemians and their geographical location.

You can see I have a background in human geography....🤭

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As I'm part of different community and steemit groups, I personally don't come across lot of women. And when it comes to different dapps or tags, the proportion make me wonder. Like dlike or sportstalk.
I know some don't want to reveal them but I counted on only who do do so.
It would be a great experience to see how women dominates in this crypto world too. We should try to convince other women to join Steem. But to be honest, I have tried but they don't seem interested as it's complicated to understand and doesn't look exiting in regards of content or rewards.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
@plantstoplanks @fionasfavourites 😊😊

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That's funny that you should say that. Personally, I think the majority of hte people I interact with are female. I think. Some of them I can't tell, and they probably want to keep themselves private! Which is also perfectly fine. It's ideas that matter.

That's great. But I don't see a lot of women around me in steem. I don't count who let them private.
It would be great to see how women can take the wheel in steem.
Thanks 😊

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I have no idea and can find no real reason for it to be so. I would have thought it a place where women could join in and even excel...

Yeah, I also don't find it necessary to know the proportion actually. But I sometimes feel curious by seeing all men around me. That's why I just shared feeling.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 😊

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My own steemit world isn't that big of a steemit world. It got bigger when I joined PHC, but it's still not very big. It has lots of females though, possibly even more than males, so I was not aware there is actually a shortage of females here. Interesting!

Ha ha ha... yeah, I also meet most of the woman through PHC. Before that I was feeling very alone. 😉🙂

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Its decentralized not for men or not for women. We should change our behavior!

I know how much decentralised it is. And I guess decentralisation has no impact on the proportion of man and woman. Rather I talked about something else.
Nevermind, I just opened my curiosity and the feedback I got is enough to think more about it.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 🙂🙂

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I feel there are more women here, empowering women!

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Very interesting @rem-steem! Must admit when I saw your name I assumed you were a guy till I read through your post;) We need to get more girl power here not so! I'm not tech savvie AT ALL but love the interaction and reading such wide topics; we see how the rest of the world lives right here on Steemit, from cooking to health issues to travel!

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Yeah, it's great to see different content based topics. But I find that not many women enjoy that.
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Interesting observation. In my case, I have interacted more with females. Perhaps I haven't explored much that's why 😉👍

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Yeah, I didn't find much women before joining PHC. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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This is an interesting observation.

I am not sure if you are right as there are a lot of females on steemit. However my own wife stopped steeming, because of what you said, and she is a much better writer than me, but she does not like reading all this content and then to write her own, she would rather watch a movie on the TV!!

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Exactly my point. And as I have said, I couldn't make my female friends to open an account. They love to post on insta or Facebook but not here in steemit with writing and these types of 'engagement'.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Well I don't know about this, as most of the comments on my posts come from females? You are also occasionally one of them hahaha.
Only joking as you are right, we need more females to start doing their thing in the top ranks of steemit.
Have you looked at the whale list to see how many females are in the list?
Blessings!

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No I don't know exactly about the whale list. But the whales I know, all are men. Don't know if there's woman behind any generic type names. I wish! 😄

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Something to look into methinks.
Have a good Saturday my friend.
Blessings!

I'm not sure if the ratio of females is smaller than males @rem-steem, but I've noticed that every female Steemian is beautiful. 💕

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😁😁😁
Thanks 😊

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@rem-steem- Go Girl Power! I think we are outnumbered too, but we are still doing good things here.

That's what matters. Thanks 😊

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That is a super interesting perspective and something that has never crossed my mind. There is gender inequality everywhere, though, so it’s not surprising.

I am personally a content-oriented person (I mean the written word) and a content strategist by trade. So I’m surprised at the notion that women favor pictures. I would hate to see data on that 😁

But this is a great sentiment. Bring more women to Steem! I agree. Let’s do this.

I know that's there's nothing to do with the proportion of gender in Steemit. But sometimes it feels wired to see less women around.
That's for sharing your thoughts. And yeah, more women, more colour! 😊😊

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Good point, I think most of the women who are inside steem, is because they have at least a basic knowledge, or a man with knowledge about blockchain that encouraged them to enter and share content in steem, as was my case, but it would be really good to make a revolution and women take over steem hahaha.

That's the point. Thanks 😊

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I've seen quite a few females on Steem. I don't know what the ratio is, and I don't care. If you have something to contribute, I'll look at it and vote accordingly. There are some accounts I vote on and have no idea if the owner is male or female. It doesn't cross my mind to ask.

Yeah, I understand that there's nothing to do with the proportion of gender in Steemit. But it sometimes feels wired to see less women here compared to other social media. And I'm not including the 'unisex' name.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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I think it is like this for many new and electronic based risky ventures (of which crypto is just the newest variant of...). Some say it is due to the greater familiarity that men have with risk... but I think it has to do with the lesser representation of females in the pipeline of schooling that leads ultimately to tech based jobs. It is a problem, and one that I see pop up every now and then in my daughter's schooling... the idea that this or that is "not for girls"... it gets me annoyed! Anything is for girls as much as it is for boys...

That's so true. But the stereotype thoughts are not only on us, we push it in our next generation too. I know there's no connection with the proportion of gender in Steemit. But it sometimes feel wired to see less women here compared to other social media.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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Girl Power! Why not? Thanks for your post. Interesting read, and definitely something worth thinking about for the long term success of Steem.

Thanks 😊

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I think this is such an interesting question. I think that there are more women here than we realise (and I do speak for myself). For example, I didn't know that you are a woman - your account name doesn't tell me that you are. Not that it matters.

Anyhow, what I'm getting at is that I don't think many of the women here are tech inclined. Again, I speak for myself. I'm here because I like the interaction/engagement/social side. More than that, though, it's a platform for what I write and which, in the medium to long term, might get me some reward.

I'd be interested in other people's views.

Yeah, sure there's more women than we realize. But maybe the number would not cross compared to men.
Yeah, tech inclined can be a point. If Steem can be marketed well, I think we will get to more women here like any other social media.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! 😊😊

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I have a similar problem, not a lot of people making lgbt content... where my lesbians at?

Wow @rem-steem I hadn't even thought about that until you brought it up. Interesting point, I wonder why there aren't more females. We'll just have to spend more time recruiting ;)

For sure...more women, more colour! 😅😊

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